News and Press Releases:
the CILs in Hurricane path
the News: Katrina and People with Disabilities
Council on Disability Calls for Federal Disability Recovery Plan in Response
to Hurricane Katrina
Council on Disability on Hurricane Katrina Affected Areas
for People who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Leaders from Private, Non-Profit, and Government Organizations Nationwide
Resource Registry Activated. FEMA registration
Establishes Single Toll-Free Number (1-888-297-8685) To Help Disaster
Victims With All Housing Concerns
Actions To Help Beneficiaries, Providers In Katrina Stricken Areas
Tips: Getting back on your feet after a disaster - Getting access
to bank accounts, credit, ID cards
Toxins Released by Hurricane Katrina:
Links to Health Information including toxicology and environmental health
- National Institutes of Health.
WISER, the Wireless Information System
for Emergency Responders - First responders may download the WISER
set of information on 400 toxic chemicals and hazardous materials to a
Palm, Pocket PC, or laptop/desktop computer that uses Microsoft Windows.
WISER is designed to help identify unknown substances and gives ready
access to basic emergency haz-mat information.
- identify and map locations of facilities that use or transport significant
levels of toxic chemicals, and lists the chemicals for each facility.
Maps are included for the Katrina-affected states as well as for New Orleans,
Biloxi, and Gulfport.